Studium Generale Jewish studies

Course Code :1104FLWJST
Study domain:Literature
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Vivian Liska
Julien Klener

3. Course contents *

The Studium Generale Jewish Studies approaches Judaism from a variety of perspectives (historical, cultural, literary, religious, philosophical, sociological) and focuses on different periods. The Studium Generale explores Judaism from an interdisciplinary point of view and a wide range of topics in order to give students insight into the complexity and potential of Jewish Studies.

The course consists of a general overview of the history of Judaism, given by Prof. dr. em. Julien Klener at the start of the 2nd semester, and a choice of ten Thursday evening lectures from the lecture series organized by the Institute of Jewish Studies ( in the 1st and 2nd semester, given by renowned guest speakers from Belgium and abroad.